Update - Early April
importantly, I hope this email finds your family safe and well.
I know everyone has been impacted in some way by COVID-19. Everything
we once considered to be normal life has been put on pause while
we tend to the health and safety of our families and our community.
Scouting is just one of the things that have been disrupted by this
pandemic. And in a time where our kids are not able to see their
friends at school or other activities - the fellowship that our
troop offers is really missed. Let's work together to continue scouting
the best ways we can in these times.
COURT OF HONOR POSTPONED
and Jonathan's Eagle Court of Honor scheduled for April 19th is
being postponed. Watch for an announcement
I have mentioned before, our troop has an online chat server that
is monitored by multiple adults. Talk to your scout about joining
it to keep in touch with their patrol and troop friends. Use this
link from a computer to access the chat server: https://discord.gg/bbNkxwk
going to start holding virtual meetings for a while - as we wait
for the height of the current situation to pass. These meetings
will start at the same time (Monday 7:00pm) but will probably only
last 40 minutes. We'll be using an online video conferencing solution
like Zoom or Google Meet (Try to connect using a device with a camera
and use a headset if you have one). Look for an email from me by
Monday morning with a web link to this week's meeting. I'll look
for the Patrol Leader's Council to come up with some ideas for us
to do in these future meetings. For this Monday, let's just focus
on getting everyone connected and talking again.
your scout is trying to complete their final requirements for Eagle
this year, PLEASE DON'T DELAY! Our Life to Eagle coaches are standing
by ready to help you. Merit badges can be completed with your counselor
over the phone or video conference. And we have back-up plans for
all other Eagle requirements. Please get in touch with a Life to
Eagle coach to discuss your current situation: John Gollner (John@gollners.com
/ 404-229-2080), Mike Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 404-786-9260), Clay Limbaugh (email@example.com
is a great time for our scouts to work on Merit Badges. I'd like
to offer some online merit badge classes, while we are all sheltering
in place. If any adult would like to volunteer to teach a Merit
Badge class over the internet, I will set up the video conference
for you. A list of some Merit Badges that can be completed at home
include: (Family Life, Personal Management, Personal Fitness, Reading,
American Heritage, Pets, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health,
Medicine, Radio, Citizenship in Community, Citizenship in Nation,
Citizenship in the World) Please reach out to me if you are interested
in volunteering to lead classes in any of these.
keep scouting alive in these coming weeks! Take a look at some of
the other things you can do, scouting at home: https://www.atlantabsa.org/scoutingathome
may the Great Master of all scouts be with you until we meet again.
Troop 465, Hickory Flat
465 History Project
Ballard, Nancy Wick, and Dan Warner, along with several others have
completed this December 2018 edition of "A
Brief History of Troop 465; the First Fifty-Five Years".
It's 222 pages which covers 1963 -2018.
read and review this document and provide us with any suggestions,
comments, corrections, or additions.
many of you helping (both past and present Troop members and families)
this can be a very rewarding project!!!
submit your items to Dan Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call him at 678-488-5925, or stop by the Scout hut on Monday
you for your assistance,
465 History Committee
purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8,
1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:
an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.
in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.
How you can get involved:
as a youth
member with Troop 465.
as a Troop
Committee member or Assistant
to 465 Alumni Inc. to
support Troop 465's sponsor.
youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding
boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster
George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become
leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead",
and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Jason
Norred is our
current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster
Norred is only our 8th Scoutmaster since 1963.
1996, the Troop Sponsor has been
465 Alumni, Inc.,
dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically
enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically.
Troop 465 has a permanent Scout
Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight
of 465 Alumni, Inc.
Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members
and their families. If you would like more information about joining
troop 465, please click here.
Spring Court Of Honor
465 Alumni Meeting
Eagle Court Of Honor
Troop Committee Meeting
Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) Meeting
Advancement Work Night
April 25 - 26, 2020
Spring Backpacking Trip
7 - 13, 2020
Troop 465 Online Store
Pay for outings, dues, and purchase Troop merchandise